Extra! Extra!

Right before the Holidays hit full swing I received and e-mail requesting a political cartoon featuring Philadelphia’s first female Sheriff, Barbara Deeley. Even thought it was a tight turn around (over night) I couldn’t resist a shot at an editorial cartoon. It’s been more than a decade since working full-time at the Philadelphia Weekly Press in University City where I would chime in with a political cartoon from time to time. So I pulled some Old West reference, fired up the Netflix and got to drawing. This was so much fun; great art direction, good, local paper, nice budget, couldn’t ask for a nicer start to the New Year.
A Special Thanks goes out to Signe Wilkinson for sharing the sweet real estate, Ken for making the call and Sheriff Barbara Deeley for breaking the glass ceiling in the first place.
Above: The printed version of the cartoon as it appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News.
Below: A detail of the cartoon completed in Rapidographs with digital greys added in Photoshop.


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